This Under-Age Player policy applies to all Nepean Ringette Association players and teams, except those in Open (adult).
An “Under-Age Player” is any player who wishes to play in a particular age group while still being age-elligible to play in a younger age group.
- an example would be a player still eligible to play in Novice/U10 seeking to play in Petite/U12
The policy of Nepean Ringette Association is that under-age players will only be considered in exceptional circumstances, such as unusual player development needs or to ensure the viability of a team. Each case of a proposed under-age player will be reviewed by the NRA executive and approved or denied based on the merits of each specific situation, including but not limited to, and in no particular order: the development circumstances of the individual player, the likely effects on the two teams concerned and in both divisions as a whole, effects on the Nepean Ringette Association both in the near term and in the future, precedent, compliance with policies or directives from ORA or Eastern Region and any other considerations that the Executive deems pertinent.
This policy was initially approved by the Nepean Ringette Executive on 07-Feb-2011 and ammended by the Nepean Ringette Executive on 26-Aug-2012.